2020 NBA Draft 1st-round mock: Sixers nab one of top shooters available

Tyrell Terry NBA Mock Draft 76ers
Tyrell Terry is believed to be a perfect fit for the 76ers.
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The 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday night provides as uncertain a selection process as ever considering the lack of a bonafide, overwhelming No. 1 consensus. 

The honor of the top pick, held by the Minnesota Timberwolves, could go to any of Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, or LaMelo Ball with each path likely to send tremors throughout the remainder of the first round. 

For the Philadelphia 76ers, it likely won’t have much of an impact considering they hold the No. 21 selection on Wednesday night. But it will provide an opportunity to address serious needs, including a boost in outside shooting. 

While their percentage from three-point range ranked ninth in the NBA, their average of 11.6 three’s made per game ranked 19th and their 31.6 attempted was 22nd. 

In today’s three-point laden NBA, high volume and reliable outside shooting will only make the 76ers more dangerous.

Luckily for them, they’ll have a chance to nab one of the best pure shooters in the draft class in Tyrell Terry despite holding a bottom-10 pick in the first round.

The Stanford product shot nearly 41% from beyond the arc last season and provides an agile craftiness to his repertoire that has him drawing comparisons to Blazers star CJ McCollum.

Here is Metro Philadelphia’s first-round mock: 

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves- Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia
  2. Golden State Warriors- James Wiseman, C, Memphis
  3. Charlotte Hornets- LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawarra Hawks (Australia)
  4. Chicago Bulls- Deni Avdija, Israel
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers- Obi Toppin, PF, Dayton
  6. Atlanta Hawks- Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa State
  7. Detroit Pistons- Isaac Okoro, SG/SF, Auburn
  8. New York Knicks- Devin Vassell, SG, Florida State
  9. Washington Wizards- Onyeka Okongwu, PF/C, USC
  10. Phoenix Suns- Kira Lewis, PG, Alabama
  11. San Antonio Spurs- Killian Hayes, PG, France
  12. Sacramento Kings- Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt
  13. New Orleans Pelicans- Saddiq Bey, SG/SF, Villanova
  14. Boston Celtics- Patrick Williams, SF/PF, Florida State
  15. Orlando Magic- RJ Hampton, PG/SG, New Zealand Breakers
  16. Portland Trail Blazers- Precious Achiuwa, SF/PF, Memphis
  17. Minnesota Timberwolves- Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina
  18. Dallas Mavericks- Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky
  19. Brooklyn Nets- Desmond Bane, SF, TCU
  20. Miami Heat- Josh Green, SG, Arizona
  21. Philadelphia 76ers- Tyrell Terry, PG, Stanford
  22. Denver Nuggets- Robert Woodard II, SG, Mississippi State
  23. Utah Jazz- Tre Jones, PG, Duke
  24. Milwaukee Bucks- Aleksej Pokusevski, C, Serbia 
  25. Oklahoma City Thunder- Jaden McDaniels, PF, Washington
  26. Boston Celtics- Vernon Carey, PF/C, Duke
  27. New York Knicks- Theo Maledon, PG, France
  28. Los Angeles Lakers- Cassius Stanley, SG, Duke
  29. Toronto Raptors- Malachi Flynn, PG, San Diego State
  30. Boston Celtics- Xavier Tillman, PF, Michigan State